- The definition of irretrievable is something that cannot be retrieved, restored, fixed or put right.
When your computer hard drive permanently loses all your data, this is an example of a time when the data is irretrievable.
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- irˌre·trievˈa·ble·ness, irˌre·trievˌa·bilˈi·ty noun
- irˌre·trievˈa·bly adverb